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Dec 3, 2013 7:00pm PST
most of the rest of the world in reading, math and science. also new insight on how men and women's brains are different. and macy's is taken to task for allegedly racially profiling shoppers. we begin though tonight with break news in the new york train wreck that took the lives of four people and sent dozens more to the hospital. now, the engineer william rockefeller, may have been dozing off before his train flew off the tracks going 82 miles per hour on a curve made for 30. with us tonight nick robertson who just talked to mr. rockefeller's attorney chief international correspondent christiane amanpour and cnn legal analyst jeffrey toobin and -- >> you talked to the attorney. what did he have to say? >> he said the engineer had a good night's sleep, he went to bed at 8:30 in the evening, got up at 3:30 in the morning. turned up at work at 5:00 and had no issues getting on the train, driving the train. but he says that moment before -- at some point before he got to the curve he moment airily lost his concentration. he said he was in a daze. the lawyer even doesn't really quite
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Dec 3, 2013 9:00am PST
really interesting. >> case law in there. unbelievable. >> they've got the science. >> i wish i could talk more about this. we will, we'll watch there case carefully. danny and joey, flat out of time. bye. have a great day. >> thank you, everyone for watching. around the world starts right now. >>> this is "around the world." i'm fredricka whitfield. >> i'm michael holmes. thanks for your company today. now, we're going to talk a little bit about the train crash in new york. there have been developments. >> that's right. a deadly train crash taking place just days ago. and now we understand that the train engineer is talking and saying that he may have been in a days, quote unquote, just prior to that train derailing. let's go to washington and rene marsh for more on that. rene? >> freed and michael, we are learning more information about what happened in the moments before that speeding train jumped the tracks in the bronx. two senior law enforcement sources tell cnn producer that the train's engineer, william rockefeller, told investigators on the scene he was dazed in the mom
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Dec 7, 2013 6:30am PST
from around the world. u.s. students are average in reading and science, below average in math. the u.s. came in 36 out of 65 developed countries between the slovak republican and lithuania. students in shanghai are more than two years ahead of the peers in massachusetts. the u.s. did better in reading, 24th in the world rankings. number one, shanghai again. science, the u.s. came in number 28 on that list. the top performer? you guessed it. shanghai, china. the u.s. will not get the most improved award. the u.s. fell in all three subjects from 2009 to 2012. u.s. education secretary arne duncan says it points a picture of education stagnation. is the u.s. falling behind or is everyone else getting better? i sat down with candy crowley and christiane amanpour and asked why the u.s. is falling behind. >> what is the problem with education? we keep throwing money at it. the interesting statistics are that the u.s. spends a huge amount of money on education, it doesn't spend as much as other countries which are currently doing better on disadvantaged schools. in other countries doing bett
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Dec 5, 2013 1:00pm PST
. >> absolutely. absolutely. the science shows that the way we change behavior is by working together in groups. that's what the science shows, for all sorts of conditions, diabetes and so forth. so the daniel plan, we had 12,000 people lose a quarter of a million pounds in a year and they did it together. those who did it together lost twice as much weight as those who did it alone and got twice as healthy. it wasn't a weight loss program. it was about the science of creating health. the weight loss was a side effect. they supported each other, they helped each other, they cooked together, they shopped together, they exercised together. they were there when they had issues and troubles and struggles to support each other and get back on track. that's the power of community. the community was the medicine. >> i know you want people to get the book, but how does this relate to daniel from the bible? >> well, daniel was a young jewish leader who, during the captivity of the jewish nation taken to babylon, he was being tutored by the babylonian king and one of the perks of being in the king's hous
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Dec 4, 2013 10:00am PST
time raising some eyebrows this morning. a house committee on science, space, and technology held a hearing on extra territorial life. the hearing chaired by lamar smith focused on what's being done to find out if aliens exist. but critics say lawmakers should focus on getting things done right here on earth. democrats, i take it, dana, democrats are tahaving some fun with all of this. what's going on? >> of course, they are. it is certainly like shooting fish in a barrel to be talking about the fact that republicans who run the house with just days left and a lot of work still left on the table are talking about whether or not there's life outside of this universe. now, to be fair, it is important for congress to look at science, but big picture, what this does speak to is the tact that this has been a congress that has not gotten a lot done in their various reasons for it. but it's interesting that the house speaker just a couple hours ago, went to the house floor, made a speech on this issue, he doesn't do anything like this very often, and talked about the fact that the house
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Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm PST
's extraordinary is that people change together in the community. when you look at the science of behavior change, people change together. we get better together. the science of changing biology and how to get healthy is easy. you exercise and you take care of yourself. how do you get people to change their behavior is the secret. it's a social power of the networks. you are more likely to be overweight if your friend's friend's friend is overweight. the social threads are more important. >> let me bring in the doctor. you are a psychiatrist. really we are getting into your world. how are you going to convince people in their heads, never mind anything else, to come and do this? if this is the master plan, you have to persuade them. >> there 140 studies that say as your weight goes up, the actual physical size and function of your brain goes down. >> that scared me. >> is that true? >> that's true. >> your brain gets smaller as you get fatter? >> i published two of the studies. >> fat is something called inflammatory. >> something in my stomach. >> that's what rick said. he wasn't getting healthy
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Dec 7, 2013 12:00am PST
, is that people change together and community. when you look at the science of behavior change, people change together. we get better together. the science of changing biology, how to get healthy, it's easy. you eat the right today, exercise and take care of yourself. how to get people to change behavior? that's the secret. it's a social power of the social network. you're more likely to be over weight if your friend's friend's friend is over weight than if your parents are over weight. the social threads that connect us are far important. >> you're a physiatrist, getting into your world, how will you convince people in their heads, never mind anything else to come and do this? this is the master plan, you have to persuade them. >> there are 140 studies that say as your weight goes up, the actual physical size and function of your brain goes down. >> that scared me -- >> is that true? >> that's true. >> the brain gets smaller as you get fatter? >> yes. >> wow. >> i published two studies because fat produces something called -- >> i'm sucking in my stomach as we speak. and that's what rick sai
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Dec 4, 2013 11:00am PST
of the year was. they chose selfie. now merriam-webster chose its word of the year. it is science. science? yeah, about that. the folks at merriam-webster said science had the biggest increase in number of lookups in the online dictionary. a 176% increase, to be precise. the dictionary editors say a wide variety of discussions center on science this year. and speaking of science, my fellow space nerds, nasa has some big plans for plants on the moon. the space organization is teaming up with google to send flower seedlings to space. in an attempt to see if vegetation can survive on the moon. all in an effort to answer the ultimate question, can humans live and work on the moon? scientists say if they can successfully grow a garden, that might mean that humans could one day have a habitat on the moon. >>> here we go, hour two. i'm brooke baldwin live here in new york. we begin with the 911 calls. they have been released from the newtown school shootings. they took the lives of 20 children and 6 adults just about one year ago. deborah feyerick has just listened to the tapes. if you can, descr
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Dec 4, 2013 3:00am PST
the budgets are going. >> private industry science. >> you have a new one. >> you got it in. >> very good. >>> coming up next on "new day," newtown, connecticut, bracing for the release of 911 tapes from the deadly school shooting that happened almost one year ago. we'll have more on what you can expect. >>> and bill clinton's spreading out the tea leaves again. what did he say about his wife hillary and the chances that she'll run? the chances that she won't run? we'll try to decipher the code when we come back. ood things for the whole community: the environment, seniors, kids, and animals. that's why we created the share the love event. by the end of this year, the total donated by subaru could reach 35 million dollars. you get a great deal on a new subaru. we'll donate 250 dollars to a choice of charities that benefit your community. it feels good to be a helping hand. ♪ by the end of december, we'll be delivering ♪ ♪ through 12 blizzards blowing ♪ 8 front yards blinding ♪ 6 snowballs flying ♪ 5 packages addressed by toddlers ♪ ♪ that's a q ♪ 4 lightning bolts ♪ 3
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Dec 7, 2013 11:30am PST
, who is this guy. >> reporter: this is leo. as a kid he was obsessed with science, os stron my, chemistry, physics. but then he fell in with the wrong crowd, became a father two years. two years ago, first lost his job and then his home. >> what did you think he wanted? >> i don't have anything, man. you got the wrong guy. no, you know, he just said, hey, this may sound strange. i put you an offer. i can either give you $100 and you spend it however you want to or i present you with this brand new laptop and teach you how to code. and instantly i just said, in my mind, door number two. >> reporter: he would write code for hours, for days, on the banks of the hudson or in a corner nook in patrick's office. at night patrick would go home and leo would go back outside. shelters just aren't his thing. which all seemed fine until winter blew in. >> reporter: how do you stay warm on those really bitter nights? >> go to the train station. bundle up with tons of blankets. >> it's getting really cold. i keep telling him, i'm good, man, let's keep going. >> reporter: patrick just wanted
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Dec 8, 2013 11:00am PST
of jazz. it is partly what drives my interest of science and technology. >> also being honored tonight actress shirley mcklain. the actress joined the cast of the popular briti british show n abbey. >> and rounding out the list, martina labroyo. but who will perform tonight is top secret. >> any surprises? >> it wouldn't be a surprise if i did. >> cnn washington. >> we will have to wait patiently. but congrats to the honorees. and among them shirley mcklain. in an hour she will be weighing in. we have much more an it starts right now. hello again, these stories topping the news this hour. temperatures across the u.s. plunge. what it means for your travel plans. and he was the star of a movie that has generated over $2 billion around the globe. today his fans gather for an unforgettable tribute. killing for the fun of it? that is what investigators say a newly wed couple did. we'll tell you who confessed.
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Dec 3, 2013 10:00pm PST
in science and reading and below average in math. there were little or no gains in the last decade while other countries raced ahead of the united states. here to talk about it amanda riply author of the smartest kids in the world and how they got that way. this latest study is one of a continuing string of stud sdis that shows the u.s. educational system lacking behind the rest of the world. it doesn't seem like the u.s. is getting worse, just the rest of the world getting better. >> that's exactly right, anderson. this is very revealing. it shows we're walking around in one of those people movers going nowhere, the rest of the world, very many countries are on escalators. what this shows is it's not so much we've been doing anything differently but in a context everybody is playing to win, we are falling behind and we look at the difference between us and countries like south korea and singapore and it's widening and the gap between us and countries like poland is widening. >> amanda, you look at vietnam and has child poverty, they have done really well. what are we doing wrong, and wh
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Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm PST
appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >> welcome back. chaos is paving the way for jihadist as they fight in syria. there is concerns that those with tied to al qaeda are seizing the opportunity to set up shop. they're worried these groups could be a threat to israel and europe. including some of the same people fighting syrian president bashar al assad. needless to say, it's a tall order to expect immediate action from the white house. they say there are already strategies in place for the rise of the militant groups in the region. >>> the nsa says of course it's not spying on the cell phones of american citizens, but if it happens to be one of the five billion tracked every day, that pledge doesn't apply to you. top secret documents provided by edward snowden says they gather those billions of records from across the road and help them track the movements of certain people and uncover what may be dama dangerous. they say they do, incidently, obtain location information on certain phones. one manager told the post they gather information from
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Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
. and with some planning and effort, hopefully bob can retire at a more appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> one of the biggest cities in america is shut down because of a massive win storm that's faegting the entire midwest. major highways across the dallas/ft. worth area have been closed until further notice. with temperature dipping into the 20s which right now is colder than in anchorage, alaska, the dallas marathon has been officially cancel for the first time in its 26-year history. ed, how much ice so far has fallen on that region? >> well, across the region depending on where you are. between one and four inches of ice or sleet has fallen. it was supposed to be the beginning of the festivity holiday weekend around here has turned into a silent night. it is a nightmare. a haunting description, ice, trees encased by freezing rain are buckling under the sheer weight of the ice. home left without power. crews are trying to salvage the lines still working and the roadways are a hazardous mess. >> go slowly. watching out for the person in fr
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Dec 6, 2013 8:00pm PST
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Dec 7, 2013 1:00am PST
need without any surprise fees. ♪ it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> breaking news in the case of the american korean war vet pulled off a plane and held captive. 85-year-old merrill newman is deported, either coming out or coming out of the country. again, we can't independently confirm that. paula is joining us by the phone. what are you hearing there? >> anderson, we're hearing merrill newman has been deported. the state run news media saying newman had tried to confirm the whereabouts and terrorists have been trained while he was in north korea. this is why they had arrested him in the first place. they say he was part of a special operations team during the korean war which is working against north korea. his family always said it was a case of mistaken identity. they said because he admitted to this crime, we saw that last weekend, he was reading out a sheet of paper admitting to this crime, we don't know if that was co-horsed or not and because of his advanced age and health condition they deported him from a humanitarian view point. we're
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Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
remember thinking in my head, huh, who is this guy? >> this is leo. as a kid, he was obsessed with science, astronomy, chemistry, physics, but became a father too soon. lost his job, then his home. >> at first, what did you think he wanted? >> i didn't think, you got the wrong guy. he said, hey, this may sound strange, i'm going to approach you with an offer. i'll give you $100 and you spend it however you want to or i'll present you with this new laptop and teach you how to code. instantly, i said in my mind, door number two. >> he would write code for hours, for days. on the banks of the hudson or in a corner nook in patrick's office. at night, patrick would go home and leo would go back outside. shelters just aren't his thing, which seem fine until winter blew in. how do you stay warm on those really bitter nights? >> a train station. loick tons of blankets. >> it's getting really cold. he's like, i'm good, man, let's keep going. >> see, patrick just wanted to get him employed and housed, but leo had other ideas. what did you want to do with this information he was teaching you? >> make
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Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
and effort, hopefully bob can retire at a more appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> is the national security agency infiltrating video games? documents released by former nsa contractor edward snowden she in 2008, the agency planted sleeper agents inside games like world of war craft and second life, amid concerns that those games could be used by terror groups to coordinate attacks. the documents were published today. i talked to spencer ackerman, u.s. national security editor at the guardian which was one of those who broke the story, and i asked him how a game like world of war craft could possibly be a hotbed for terrorist activity. >> world of war craft, like many other really popular addictive, immersive individual yvideo gam deeply, deeply richly developed fantasy game in which you go on quests along with your virtual friends and face things like weird creatures and other things that i don't know about because of course i would never play these types of games. no, never. >> would a terrorist group use such a game to launch an att
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Dec 3, 2013 11:00am PST
years, american 15-year-olds have fallen further behind in math, science and reading. it's dubious for a country that spends more on education than anything else. it's a key test given to 15-year-olds in 65 countries. the u.s. ranks 36th in math. east asian countries top all three categories in science, the u.s. ranks 28th. only in reading are u.s. students really above average and still pretty much in the middle of the pack. shanghai takes every spot but they hardly represent all of china. it's a slim, slim look about the education system in china. the u.s. slipped in the rankings since 2009. scores are a little changed from the first report in 2000. what's wrong here? the report blames weak u.s. curriculum and education secretary arne duncan calls it a picture of educational stagnation. this is a reality at odds with aspirations to have the best educated work force in the world. he's pushing new common core standards in 45 states. a nationwide drive to standardize education hoping to stem the slide and reenergize american students. brooke? >> we roll on. i'm brooke baldwin here i
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Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm PST
, he was obsessed with science, astrong me, physics, he fell in with the wrong crowd, became a father too soon and lost his job and home. >> this guy patrick walks up. >> reporter: yeah. >> and says can i talk to you? >> yeah. >> reporter: what goes through your head? >> wow. >> reporter: what did you think he wanted? >> i didn't believe anything. you got the wrong guy. no, he just said hey, i have something strange but i'm pushing an offer and instantly i just said, in my mind, door number two. >> reporter: and then, the stranger actually showed up with an actual laptop, and those lessons turned into an obsession. he would write code for hours, for days on the banks of the hudson or in a nook in pratt trick's office. at night, patrick would go home and leo would go outside. shelters aren't his thing, which seem fine until winter blew in. how do you stay warm on the really bitter nights? >> you go to the train station. >> reporter: yeah. like tons of blankets. >> it's getting really cold and i keep telling him this. he's like i'm good, man, let's keep going. >> reporter: patrick wante
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Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm PST
of the rest of the world in reading, math and science. also new insight on how men and women's brains are different. and macy's is taken to task for allegedly racially profiling shoppers. we begin though tonight with break news in the new york train wreck that took the lives of four people and sent dozens more to the hospital. now, the engineer william rockefeller, may have been dozing off before his train flew off the tracks going 82 miles per hour on a curve made for 30. with us tonight nick robertson who just talked to
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Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm PST
? >> we're talking about delivery. there's an item going into the vehicle. i know this looks like science fiction. it's not. >> wow. >> this is early. this is still years away. drops the package. >> so what's the next big thing? the only person who can answer those kinds of questions is our lor lorie siegel. >> i think right now we're hearing a lot about personalization technology. almost siri-like apps. they almost anticipate what you want, which is pretty interesting. we spoke last week about a technology where you walk into the store, your phone knows your purchasing history and it will give you a push notification and say, hey, you might want to check this out. that kind of stuff is in the works. tech is moving so far beyond the smartphone. it's not just the hot new apps. we're talking robots and drones. it's an interesting time for technology. >> i think we've done stories on auto plants that have replaced workers with robots. now you see drones, having drones with the ability to deliver packages. behind the steak and shake, when does all of this take place? >> these are all great id
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Dec 7, 2013 8:00am PST
take tests to see how they're doing in math, science, and reading. a look at the most recent results in math. shanghai, china topped the list, tested way above average. u.s. students came in 26th, below average. in reading, shanghai tops again, u.s. finishing 17th. and in science, guess who. shanghai. u.s. students came in at number 21. i talked to two education experts to find out why u.s. students are falling behind and what we can do to fix that. michelle reed, former chancellor of d.c. public schools and steve perry, principal of capital prep magnet school in connecticut. i asked steve what he thinks the biggest problem is. >> we know what it's not, it's not the kids. kids are manufactured the same way they've always been. even in america we find that the states that have the highest performance have the highest standards and highest expectations, not just the states but the schools themselves. we have this middle class malaise where students are expected not to have homework, not to be pushed because that makes them feel uncomfortable. where in other countries, comfort is not wh
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Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
like a lot of science fiction, but amazon believes -- is this for real, ryan? >> wolf, jeff bezos is touting this as if it's very real. he says in four or five years, he hopes to be able to get your order to your door with a drone within a half hour after you place it. he's made point, click and shop a huge part of our lives. now amazon's ceo is promising delivery by drone. he unveiled his plan to cbs' "60 minutes". >> these are octocopters, but there's no reason they could be use as delivery vehicles. >> reporter: she says the vehicles they're developing can carry objects weighing up to five pounds, which he says covers 86% of the items they deliver. they can fly within 10 miles of any distribution center and they would be autonomous. that means no operator with a joystick. they'll program the coordinates of your house and it will fly there. but there are all sorts of potential pitfalls like how will they safeguard against from veers off-course and hitting us in the head? how will they avoid unknown obstacles on the roof? caitlin lee is a uav expert with ihs janes. what else can
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Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
. >>> proficiency in reading, math and science in 65 countries. according to an international assessment group, u.s. students did not make the global top 20 and assessments remained flat while other countries made gains. >>> singapore and hong kong. the u.s. was 36 behind the slovak republic. >>> in rhode island, the war on christmas is finally over. the state house tree will now officially be called a christmas tree. for the past two years, the governor made the controversial decision to call the tree a holiday tree. but he has since changed his mind because he appears >> i want to concentrate on the real issues. and if this is what people care about rather lowering the taxes and providing the services, sobeit. >> the 17 foot christmas tree will be lit on thursday. >>> a special holiday hug for one guy. a manny tee hugging the diver's foot. he was eight feet long and probably weighed around 1,000 pounds. >>> in the news this morning, they're not giving up. fast food workers will walk off the job in 100 cities on thursday. they're pushing for what they call a living wage. that means 15 bucks an h
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Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
it as technology evolved. then a gun you can print at home was considered science fiction, but now up against a deadline, the ban will lapse this monday. lawmakers in both parties punted on making any updates. >> the legislation that the house passed doesn't address the fact that somebody could sit in their house and print out a 3-d gun. >> exactly. this law was enacted 25 years ago, and technology has advanced to the point where people can make their own plastic guns. and this law does no prohibit that. >> reporter: some democrats in the senate say they'll try to close loophesand the ban on undetectable firearms but they have powerful, familiar opposition, the national rifle association which said in a statement "the nra strongly opposes any expansion of the undetectable firearms act. including applying the ufa to magazines, gun parts, or the development of new technologies." lots of lawmakers, mostly republicans, agree with the nra. >> we need to make certain that the american people are safe. at the same time, we need to respect and appreciate that the second amendment to the constitution
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Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> welcome back, everyone. i'm john berman in for carol costello today. we have the opening bell ringing on wall street, where stocks are on solid footing this morning after that better than expected jobs report on friday. market opening up just a little bit today and soon traders will be tracking a new addition to the new york stock exchange. amc theaters moving to go public. some of the customer also reap rewards. alison kosik has more on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. quickly stocks got to mention stocks because the market's still in the afterflow of the strong jobs report along with the drop in unemployment to 7%. the optimism fueled by a jump in economic growth in the third quarter as well. the thought was that investors would sell because of worries the fed would pull back on stimulus. now it seems like the market's not bothered by it because the thinking at the moment is the economy could be strong enough to handle it. >>> amc, it's all about that stock, a little popcorn, a little stock. am
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Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
and they're being used to do science surveys. >> these are not places that have skyscrapers and a lot of -- in theory, there's not a lot of other aerospace clutter, if you will. that's a big deal. it would never work in manhattan, for example. >> well, i guess i would never say never. the truth is technologically speaking they could fly one of these things from downtown to midtown to your offices here today. >> look at cars. they can tell you when to stop, how fast, when to move. >> that's true, never say never. >> the technology greatly exceeds their ability. >> how about flying in inclimate weather? could the flying ha batibachi, wasn wanted to take off -- >> i raise you one. thieves. there's a $40,000 drone. i'll shoot it out of the sky. >> they're doing research right now to use drones to carry explosives for avalanche control in the mountains. >> that would be fascinating. >> when it's so foggy or the weather is so bad you can't send people out for avalanches for highways, for instance -- >> genius. >> you could program it to travel up at noon and drop an explosive for avalanche
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Dec 2, 2013 11:00am PST
you to hear from jeff bezos himself, appearing on "60 minutes." >> i know this looks like science fiction. it's not. >> wow. >> this is early. this is still years away. drops the package. >> there's the package. >> you come and get your package. we can do half-hour delivery. >> so, as we noted, today, amazon saying they will launch their drones as soon as the feds give the go-ahead. that could happen reasonably soon, perhaps 2015. brian steltzer here with me, our cnn senior media correspondent, good to see you, and also host of reliable sources, also, hln legal analyst, joey jackson. we have to listen to more of jeff bezos. >> what's the hardest challenge in making this happen? >> putting in all the redundancy, the reliability to say this can't land on somebody's head. >> okay, first to you, joey jackson, because bells are going off here as far as like privacy issues, legality concerns. >> it represents a major concern. listen, technology is a blessing and a curse, as we all know. you can use it for wonderful things, and i think people are concerned when you hear drone, you think
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Dec 5, 2013 11:00am PST
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Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
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Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
for retirement and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> welcome back to "new day." sea world is facing more backlash. the latest act to bow out of an upcoming performance there, martin savidge joins us. >> there's been a growing defection in the music world. ten days ago a canadian rock group bowed out, willie nelson, and now comes heart. the cnn film "black fish" has a lot to do with it. millions tuned in to see the critically acclaimed documentary "blackfish" when it aired on cnn in october. the film has fueled the controversial debate over keeping killer whales in captivity and the dangers they pose to trainers. >> i think they're meant to be in the wild and that's pretty much where they should be. >> i'd rather see them out in like in their natural habitat. >> reporter: petitions on change.org amassed thousands of signatures, calling on sea world to free its killer whales. and pressured several musical groups to pull out of scheduled performances at its orlando theme park, taking notice of the publ
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Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
-d plastic gun that could go right through a metal detector and on a plane was science fiction. today, it is a reality. they are out there. more are coming. we need to extend that ban. it is not a good idea for us to allow the plastic guns to get through metal detectors on planes and secure environments. as these guns have become a reality, this law is going to expire. it will expire on monday. i led the house of representatives on a bipartisan basis on extending the law. it passed the house of representatives. now the senate has to act very early next week or else the law expires and it is terminated and america is a more dangerous place. >> quickly, do you think there will be a hold up in the senate? >> i hope not. we have to extend the ban and modernize it to require every single firearm have one metal or two metal parts that can be detected by metal detectors. some say we should not extend the ban unless we get the modernizati modernization. let's extend the ban and modernize it and keep america safe. >> senator schumer says let's keep the ban so let it be added. what you are prop
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